Sunday, February 18, 2007

Supreme Court

Purpose of Supreme Court:
The only legitimate purposes of any government is to...

1. To protect the people.

2. To provide services to the people only when additional resources are

The Supreme Court is the final decision making body for national disputes that cannot be decided by local, state, or federal courts, and are of sufficient importance to warrant the use of the Supreme Court's limited time and resources. Obviously the Supreme Court's ruling should be a last resort, because it would be impossible for them to decide all of the hundreds of thousands of disputes and debates throughout the nation. Some very interesting issues may have to be returned to lower courts or state courts, either because of appropriate jurisdictions, or because the Supreme Court's resources are needed for other more vital and more urgent issues.

Supreme Court must be Impartial:
To make just, fair, unbiased, and impartial rulings and judgements, the Supreme Court must be wise, experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate. The members of the Supreme Court must be carefully chosen, well qualified, have unquestionable judgement, and be free from political and economic influence or coersion.
Any attempt to lobby or influence a judge should be limited to the presentation of evidence and statutes of law partaining to the individual case. This evidence and legal arguments should be presented according to set legal proceedures during the proceedings. All other attempts to influence a judge should be grounds for severe punishment as a crime against the safety and freedoms of the people. Any judge who accepts bribes, money, material items or any other incentives, of his/her own free will, in exchange for favorable consideration of a judgement, past current or future, should be dismissed by impeachment procedings, and tried for treason against the safety and security of the nation.
Perhaps to avoid political influence, and avoid sympathetic bias by other judges and lawyers, such a trial could be possibly be by a jury of randomly selected U.S. Citizens paying taxes to the IRS, and should include only one jurer from each of 12 states, also chosen randomly by impartial lottery standards. Jurer's travel, lodging, and food expenses should be covered by federal funding of the U.S. government.

Law Makers Control The Court:
Have you ever been unhappy with a court ruling? Have you nactually been angered, or feel a ruling was unfair or biased? Who is to blame? The judges must follow the law. No judge is allowed to make a ruling based on his/her own personal beliefs, or ideas! The judgements they are allowed to make, or are not allowed to make, are controlled by law. If you don't like a ruling of the court, blame the LAW MAKERS. Judges are allowed to interpret, and enforce existing law. They are not allowed to make new law, nor to just do what they think is right. A judges own personal or religious beliefs must not influence the legal rulings.
The laws are made by the representatives of the citizens. Elected Senators, and elected representatives make up the legislators. These are the law makers. After debating the good and bad points of a law, the State legislators present a new law to the governor, and the National legislators presentg new laws to the country's President. The Governor, or the President can sign the new laws into law, or veto the law. If a new law is vetoed, it will not become law, unless the legislators vote to overpower the governor or president, which is fairly rare.
What judges can and cannot do is controled by two laws:
1. The State or National Constitution.
2. The Federal or State Laws enacted by the legislature.
If a case falls under State law, the national Supreme Court will not rule on the case, but send it back to the state.

What Can You Do?
FIRST If you think a ruling was unfair or unjust, the case can be appealed if there is good reason, but once the Supreme Court has given a final ruling, it cannot be appealed any further.

SECOND You can contact your elected State and Federal Representatives and Senators to request they support a change in the law that will controll the fair and lawful ruling that the judges can make in the future. Don't blame the judges. Their hands are controled by the laws that law makers make. Law makers are the duely elected representatives of the people. (Senators in the Senate and Representatives in nthe House of Representatives)
To find out who your representatives are, and the address to write to, go to your local City, State, Regional, or School library.